Joan Retallack lecture discussing Gertrude Stein's influence on John Cage. The correlations between Stein and Cage are related to their style of writing and the avante-garde. Retallack discusses the necessity of coincidence, surprise, and crime in the world and in writing, and that real time cannot be mirrored in literature or performance. This form of writing is contrasted with conventional writing styles.
Second half of a reading, with Joan Retallack and Lorenzo Thomas. Retallack reads a long poem entitled, "Lost briefcase conjecture," and Thomas reads "Whale song," "Equinox," and others. (Continued from 02P084)